Last night's concert attracted an almost full house at the church and provided a spectacular evening of music for the 80 or so attendees. Michael Munro (on piano) and Liam Hockley (on clarinet) nearly wore out their instruments respectively, giving us all they had, it seemed. I don't know that I'd ever heard Berg played before, but I've certainly heard Brahms, and never like this. A truly impressive experience.
In addition, their performances drew a wonderful donation response from the audience: $2,500 which will be matched by a matching grant for a $5,000 evening. We are so grateful to these young musicians for their generosity toward our community, and to all those who generously donated last night.
And special thanks to Margot Griffiths, who was the overall organizer of the event, and to Lucy Williams who contributed especially to the early planning but was always there for us when we needed advice. And to the Church which provided the venue. I bet the service this morning was infused by the spirit of last night's splendid music.